Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Eragrostis cilianensis (Allioni) Lutati ex Janchen
Eragrostis megastachya (Koeler) Link
Eragrostis cilianensis is an annual grass found commonly in roadsides and sandy
areas. The stiff pedicels and long broad spikelets give it a characteristic appearance. It is unique
among our grasses in that it has very small saucer-shaped glands on the lemma keels.
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Eragrostis cilianensis, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Richard Felger and the Asteraceae Workshop 2007, Burro Mtns., Mangus Springs, Oct. 24, 2007
Eragrostis cilianensis, showing lemma keels with saucer-shaped glands, photo Russ Kleinman &
Richard Felger, Mogollon Mtns., Catwalk, Oct. 15, 2007
Eragrostis cilianensis, annual growth pattern/root system, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas, Nov. 7, 2007
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